Jerec Velez loves all plants and has a strong desire to create environments to help them thrive. Inspired by nature and in artistic expression. Jerec has an organic and theatrical approach to his designs. Layers, colors, textures, sunlight, plant type and soil health all come into play when he is creating and caring for a garden.
Jerec is interested in Sustainability, Upcycling and all things Green and Innovative. All of California Rainforest's tools are battery powered. He believes caring for the planet should not include using fossil fuels to do so.
Caring for tropicals started as a child caring for exotic palms and ornanmentals. Greenhouses, tropical trips and a need to see more green Jerec started adding greenery everywhere he lived. After a career in ballet and teaching Jerec went back to school and earned his Certificate in Horticulture.